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Sally Hinton
Sally Hinton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bridgnorth, Shropshire England

High School:
Bridgnorth Endowed High

Height:
5-4

Experience:
3 Letters

Fall 2006: In her senior season, Sally Hinton cemented her status as the most accomplished player in school history imediately, winning her first two tournaments, the Hawkeye Intercollegiate and Chip-N-Club Invitational, the first two wins of her collegiate career...She came from three strokes off the pace to shoot a 74 in adverse weather conditions and post thevictory inboth tournaments...She shot 75-76-74--225 to claima three-shot victory at Iowa and then defeated Nebraska's Chrissie McArdle on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to win her second one after firing 80-75-74--229...Hinton registered a runnerup finish in the third tournament, the ORU Shootout, posting a then-school record 69 in the final round to go along with 78-72 for a 219 total...The co-captain tied for 16th at the Shootout at the Legends after posting73-77-75--225 and a tie for seventh at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview with 80-76--156...Hinton led the MVC in scoring in the fall with a 75.3 mark, which included a low of 69 and 11 other rounds in the 70's...She was named MVC Player of the Week after each of her first three tournaments, giving her six such honors for her career, which ranks fifth inleague history...Hinton ended the fall campaign ranked 81st nationally according to Golfstat...In the spring, she'll be bidding to become only the fifthplayer in Valley history to be a four-time all-conference performer...She enters the spring season as the Bears' leader in career scoring average at 76.9 while also owning the top three single-season scoring averages in school history...She owns five of the top 10 spots on the MSU single-round scoring chart and six of the top 10 54-hole scores.

2005-06: Hinton led the Bears in scoring average and rankedthird in the Missouri Valley Conference, averaging 76.7 in33 rounds with 29 in the 70's...She posted a pair of top 10 finishes in the fall, third at Iowa and seventh at Arkansas...Her third place at Iowa was her highest of the season as she shot 75-78-78--231...Her bestscore came at Arkansas, where she went 74-72-74--220, a school 54-holescoring record at the time,and placed seventh in a field that included numerous NCAA team and regional qualifers...Hinton led the Bears in eight of 11 tournaments and posted five top 10 finishes...She earned her third all-Valley honor in as many seasons and was voted to the conference Scholar-Athlete Team for the second time...The spring season saw her open with 74-73-76--223 and fifth place at the Islander Spring Classic...She followed with 14th at the Rio Verde Invitational, eighth at the Lady Herd/El Diablo Intercollegiate (79-76-78--233) and sixth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (79-76-75--230)...Hinton tied for 13th at the MVC Championship after posting 78-74-81--233.

2004-05: She set the Missouri State single-season scoring mark with a 76.9 average and led the Valley in that category...She finished no worse than eighth in five fall tournaments and recorded nine top 10 finishes in 11 tournaments...Hinton set the school record for best 54-hole score at Notre Dame, where she shot 77-71-76--224...She opened the season by finishing fourth at Notre Dame, then second at Nebraska, third at Iowa, sixth at Oral Roberts and eighth at Arkansas...She notched an outstanding 74 in the final round at Nebraska in 30-40 mph winds, five better than the rest of the field, to claim runnerup honors...She closed out the season by taking third at the Payne Stewart Memorial (72-80--152) and fifth at the Valley meet (75-74-77--226) to claim her second straight all-conference honor...She was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team...While back in her nativeEngland in the summer of 2004, she captured the prestigious English Midlands Championship.

2003-04: Hinton quickly established herself as one of the top players in the conference, finishing in the top 15 in three of her first four tournaments...She tied for fourth in the MVC Tournament to earn all-conference honors, shooting 85-74-74--233... She finished in the top 11 at the Bears' last five tournaments in the spring -- ninth at Montana State, 11th at Stetson, fourth at Southern Illinois, third at the Stewart Memorial and fourth at the Valley meet...Hinton posted 20 of 27 rounds in the 70's, tied for best on the team, with a season-best of 71 at the Lady Indian Classic at Arkansas State...Her 77.93 scoring average ranked third-best in school history and fourth in the league.

Background: She won the Shropshire (State) Schools Championship in 2001 and 2002, the Shropshire U18 title in 2001... Hinton finished third in the English Schools Championship in 2001 and was selected to play for England Schools vs. Scotland...In 2002, she was selected for the England Girls U18 squad and reached the semi-finals of the British Girls `B' Championships.

Personal: Sally Ann Hinton was born August 1, 1985, inShrewsbury, Shropshire...Majoring in geography...Sally is the daughter of Angela and Paul Hinton, who is a golf professional...Her uncle, Phil, also is a golf professional and competed at the 2006Senior British Open.

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